TeslaCam iXpand – Tesla Dashcam on iPhone and iPad via Lightning

(60 customer reviews)

A seamless option to view Dashcam and Sentry View recordings directly on your iPhone or iPad by plugging into your Lightning port.

  • Comes fully formatted for TeslaCam
  • “Plug-and-Play” – straight from the envelope to your Tesla
  • Plugs into your iPhone/iPad with a Lightning port
  • Works with the SentryView app or the iXpand Drive app.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee – “no questions asked” 30-day returns

Drive comes pre-formatted for TeslaCam – simply plug into your Tesla and it will start recording!

We no longer carry the iXpand drive, but check out our new iOS bundle listed below! You may be interested in:

Please note that the iXpand drive is not designed for dashcam systems and may fail sooner than expected when used in this way. We have had good success with the iXpand so far, but the iXpand will not last as long as our microSD USB option. We like to be transparent! 🙂

Many have asked and now we carry the SanDisk iXpand drive for use with TeslaCam and immediate viewing on your iOS device (with Lightning connector).

This drive now works with the SentryView app that allows for seamless review of your Dashcam and Sentry Mode footage on your iPhone and/or iPad!

Get the SentryView app here: SentryView for iOS

Quickly review footage on the go by plugging the drive into your iPhone or iPad. The app (iXpand Drive) will open automatically and you can review all footage recorded to the drive using Dashcam or Sentry Mode. Very simple!

Why this option?

To be completely transparent, the best option for TeslaCam is this one that uses MicroSD cards that are designed for constant video recording. That said, iOS users with lightning ports ALWAYS ask for an option to view footage on the go. This is the best option we have found.

What steps are required?

  1. Purchase the drive from Pure Tesla (it comes pre-formatted!) 🙂
  2. While waiting for delivery, download the SentryView app or the iXpand Drive app from the App Store
  3. When drive arrives, plug it into your Tesla – no formatting needed, we take care of that for you.
  4. When you're ready to review footage, plug the drive's lightning connector into your iPhone or iPad
  5. The app automatically opens and you can review footage right away!


How do I format the drive when I receive it from Pure Tesla?

You don't have to! The whole idea behind this package is that your drive will come pre-formatted, ready for all TeslaCam activities (DashCam and Sentry Mode). Simply plug in the drive to your Tesla and you're good to go (assuming you have a software version that supports DashCam and Sentry Mode).

Each drive is formatted and tested to ensure it is functioning properly.


**NOTE: PureTesla sells the initial Dashcam formatting service and guarantees that Dashcam will work upon arrival. Due to the various computer operating systems and Tesla software updates, we are not responsible for drives that are corrupted due to situations outside of our control. That said, we are always happy to help troubleshoot! Hardware warranty is provided through the manufacturer.

**Dashcam and Sentry Mode recording works with Tesla vehicles manufactured since August 2017. AP 2.0 Hardware is currently not fully supported (but stay tuned as that may change).

**International shipments going through customs are subject to inspection and, depending on your countries import policies, may be assessed import fees/VAT upon arrival and are the responsibility of the customer. This only applies to specific countries.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Size (GB)

64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB

60 reviews for TeslaCam iXpand – Tesla Dashcam on iPhone and iPad via Lightning

  1. Brenda Simon (verified owner)

    This works great & it’s easy to use!

  2. David B. (verified owner)

    Arrived perfectly. The quick start card was appreciated as was the follow up emails and survey. First class all the way. Looking forward to the App and the drive together.

  3. Benjamin Sanchez (verified owner)

    Easy as pie!!

  4. Raja (verified owner)

    I have had only a couple of days with this. I love the convenience of it and how seemlessy the product integrates.

  5. David Ould (verified owner)

    Just got it today. So far so good. Just need sentry view to include the new back camera view!

  6. Nancy (verified owner)

    Easy to use. It’s dummy proof.

  7. Flemming S. Olsen (verified owner)

    Fast delivery from US to EU. Plugged right in 🙂

  8. Mark Gold (verified owner)

    The pictured drive was not what I received, so I had to google it to see that it is basically the same thing. It works fine in the car, however the iXpand drive app would not work so I had to pay 7.99 for the SentryView app, which works ok, but I’d rather cumbersome

  9. Richard (verified owner)

    This experience was awesome. Works as advertised!

  10. Paul D. (verified owner)

  11. Lewis Witherspoon (verified owner)

    It works great, love it!

  12. flarinda k. (verified owner)

  13. John Doyle (verified owner)

    Order was acknowledged, processed and delivered very promptly. Also needed to make a change to my order which was also handled efficiently and quickly. Much appreciated.

  14. Kenneth (verified owner)

    Jeff helped me return a drive that I didn’t want and replaced it with the one I wanted. Great follow up and product.

  15. John H. (verified owner)

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  16. Joann Knittle (verified owner)

  17. Prado, A. (verified owner)

    Just plug it, and good to use. Excellent customer service. Thank you.

  18. Kathleen S. (verified owner)

  19. Pierre L. (verified owner)

    Sentry View is as recommended the app to use..,

  20. Mark (verified owner)

    Thanks for delivering my iXpand to Australia. Next step is taking delivery of my M3LR.

  21. Isaac Epp (verified owner)

    Works perfectly

  22. BJ (verified owner)

    Worked great! No formatting or camera issues. Works smoothly with the SentryView app.

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  23. Christopher Bauco (verified owner)

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  25. Lisa S. (verified owner)

    Highly recommend easy and quick

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